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GED® TESTING

Who Can Take the Test
What Must be Done Before Taking the Test
Is Preparation Help Available
What is the Test
GED testing dates
How Long is the Test
What is Required to Pass the Test
When are the Results Available
Can the Test be Retaken

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Individuals wanting to test  will register for Computer Based testing at www.ged.com

Each section of the GED® Test is $30 ($120 total) and must be paid at the time of registration online. Individuals only pay for which specific tests they are registering.  You do not have to pay the total for all four tests unless registering for all of testing at once.  For registration purposes, you will need a valid credit card and valid e-mail address. 

An  additional fee may be required by the Regional Office of Education of residence in order to obtain an Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate and/or an official transcript of GED® scores after successful completion of the GED® and Illinois Constitution tests.


Who Can Take the Test?

Adults 17 years of age or older who have been an Illinois resident for at least 30 days and are not enrolled in high school or a high school graduate are able to sign up to take the GED® test.

What Must be Done Before Taking the Test?

Locate and register for GED Testing at www.ged.com.   This website provides all information necessary for GED® Testing.

Proof of having passed the Constitution test is also required to receive your GED®. You must provide the Regional Office of Education (where you reside) your proof of Constitution verification or take the Constitution exam, which is administered by IVCC's Adult Education office. You can contact (815)224-0358 for more information about the Constitution exam.

Is Preparation Help Available?

Yes, IVCC's Adult Education Program offers GED® preparation classes at IVCC and at a number of locations in the IVCC district. Call 224-0358 for further information.

Constitution study information can be found online at
www.southwestern.cc.il.us/adultbasiced/constitution or www.usconstitution.net

What is the Test?

Tests covering four academic areas: Language Arts (Writing and Reading); Math, Science, and Social Studies

How Long is the Test?

The tests range from 90 or 150 minutes each. Testing schedule is set up to allow an individual to take at least two of the exams at the same time.

What is Required to Pass the Test? 

The GED® test will have a passing score of 150 for each subject. Therefore, students will need to reach a score of at least 150 on each subject and a total score of 600 or higher across the four-subject tests in order to receive the GED® test credential. Students may also earn an “Honors” score if they receive a score of 170 or higher on any subject. In Illinois, passing the Constitution exam is also required.

When are the Results Available?

Unofficial results are now available to individual almost immediately following tests (some circumstances may not allow for this to happen for all testing).  Upon completion of all testing, individuals will contact the Regional Office of Education for an official transcript.

Can the Test be Retaken?

If a person doesn't pass the test, he may retake all or one subject area of the test. There is currently a retake discount being offered. A person is eligible for testing 3 times per subject per calendar year.  In Illinois, retesting is permitted without testing in all subject areas initially.

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